Guerneville bridge over Russian River

Guerneville

Charmingly rustic, the town of Guerneville (pop. 4,534) mixes towering redwoods, cool river waters, laid-back attitudes, and Sonoma Wine Country delights in a pleasing blend that makes it a popular destination, as well as an established gay vacation resort.

Guerneville has always been a vacation getaway for San Franciscans — by train in the 1870s to the 1930s, and by car through the 1950s. In the 1970s it became a welcoming resort area for Bay Area gay men and lesbians.

Today, visitors stay in cozy cabins, uniquely rustic resorts, campgrounds, vacation rentals, and other lodgings. They can choose to eat at trendy restaurants, food stands, or hip cafes reminiscent of the flower-power era.

And with more than 50 wineries within a 20-minute drive, wine tasting in the cool-climate Russian River Valley wine region is definitely a must for wine lovers.

With canoes, kayaks, inner tubes, umbrellas, and beach chairs available for rent, Johnson's Beach provides the main river access in downtown Guerneville, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Visit the awe-inspiring, 805-acre Armstrong  Redwoods State Natural Reserve, two miles north of Guerneville's Main Street. Walk among the serene, majestic beauty of California coast redwoods, some of the world's tallest living things. It can be a transforming experience.

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Arcadia Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Heavenly, Light-Filled Mountain-Top Masterpiece, Soaring Open-Beam Ceilings, Window Wall Views of Mountains and Redwoods, Hot Tub on Mountainside Deck with Epic View, Sunny Acre with Fenced Yard,…

Lifvendahl Fine Art Photo
16214 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446

Local Guerneville artist Mark Lifvendahl opens his gallery to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, inviting visitors to experience and purchase his colorful paintings on canvas and glass.…

Soleil Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

Stunning Remodeled Mountain-Top Home on 1/2 Acre with Spectacular View, *Seasonal Pool (May-Sept), Hot Tub, Gas Fireplace, Landscaped Garden; Short Drive to Guerneville, River Beaches, Golf, Hiking,…

Easy Days Photo
Russian River Getaways, Contact us directly Guerneville, CA 95446

All You See is Redwoods from this Beautifully Furnished, Secluded Cabin, Stone Fireplace with Insert, Hot Tub, Outdoor Shower, Seasonal Hammock, Large, Sunny Deck; Walk to River Beach; Short Drive to…